Sunday, August 12, 2007
Rounding out the SF portion of the trip
Returning to SF via the Bay Bridge from Emeryville was a traffic revelation for my East Coast, country-raised self. 16 lanes of traffic emerge from the toll booths in one direction. To narrow these to 4, there's a metering light system that lets one car through at a time for each pair of lanes. I thought this was quite brillant. I guess it's a standard type of system in CA.
Treasure Island is halfway across the bay. I need to look up how it got its name. It's very lush and looks like it could be a park area.
In SF itself, the narrow, boxy house roll over the hills in shades of white, yellow, peach, and pink.
Good SF eats this time:
- Scala's Bistro - dark & calming, though bustling, pretty good food.
- Crepe o chocolat - a small French cafe, frequented by locals for $1 coffee refills - marvellous crepe and homemade honey chai.